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  1. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    I need a skill saw
    Never owned one before but used other people's
    Any recommendations? Up to £100 ideally and not bothered if it's battery or mains powered
  2. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR

    You wont go wrong with a "skill saw" by brand ( I assume you mean circular saw ) . had mine well over 15 years now .
  3. Ch4 plumbing

    Ch4 plumbing Plumber GSR

    Used to be fairly cheap but they are expensive now i think.
  4. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    I do mean a circular saw!
    Didn't realise skill referred to a brand until now
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  5. Darren Jackson

    Darren Jackson Plumber GSR

    Glad you pointed that out, I thought you meant a Stihl Saw for a minute then...
  6. Soyeb

    Soyeb New Member

    Makita ds610z if you already on a makita cordless platform
    Makita hs7601 cam gey 240v or 110
    Makita dhs680z brushless cordless body only
    Bosch gsk190
    Cheap chearful evolution circular saw

    On line howe tools or sometimes on special in amazon ps the makita 610z is body only no batt charger ot case
  7. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    I use a battery Makita for a lot of smaller jobs but find that the Evolution unit is very good it will cut anything with one blade, + you can change blade for a stone cutter one very useful, have chased across concrete floors with it.
  8. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR

    Is the evolution good for delicate cuts like kitchen end panels it is it a bit rough?
  9. jtsplumbing

    jtsplumbing Plumber GSR

    Its a very good blade will give a fine cut , But don't just buy the blade you need to get the saw unit its to do with the toque it delivers Best to look on there web site and I believe its made in the uk.
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  10. oz-plumber

    oz-plumber Plumber

    Battery powered saws will almost cut anything these days - but it depends on a sharp blade and what you are cutting.
    If you want a powered saw, they do have a lot more grunt and will be much more forgiving with a not so sharp / blunt blade.
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